Head of Risk Napthens

Claire Duncan

Role: Partner, Head of Risk
Dept: Risk and Compliance
Location: Preston
Direct Dial: 01772 904368

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Claire is Napthens’ Head of Risk, dealing with regulatory and conduct issues which may arise. In 2020 Claire was appointed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice and she also became the practice’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer.


Claire specialised in defendant insurance litigation prior to moving into Risk & Compliance and gained a wide range of experience in PII claims, complaints handling, AML, GDPR compliance, regulatory conduct and general risk management.


Claire attended West Kirby Grammar School and then University in Newcastle prior to qualifying as a solicitor in 2008. Having trained at a high street firm in Lancashire, Claire spent the next 11 years at Keoghs prior to joining Napthens in 2019.

More about Claire Duncan

What is your proudest achievement?

Getting to Everest base camp (and a little bit further)!

What 3 items would you take with you on a desert island?

My photographs, kindle and a case of good wine

Describe yourself in 3 words

Organised, helpful and oversensitive

What would go in your Room 101?

People who don’t follow the rules and bananas (unless they are in a cake!)